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Hours of operation:
4:30 - 7:30 PM
Jump Into Jewels
April 25 & 26
Open to the public from Noon to 4:00 PM
Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. is one of 2,322 affiliates worldwide working at a grass-roots level to eliminate poverty housing. Contributed funds buy building materials, land, and cover other construction related costs while donated labor builds new homes for local families in need. Homes built utilizing the Habitat for Humanity model are then sold at no profit and no interest to partner families. Finally, mortgage payments from existing homes are used to build additional homes
Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International. For more information on Habitat for Humanity International, visit their official website.
How is Habitat for Humanity funded?
Funding comes from individuals, churches, corporations, foundations, and other community organizations moved by concern and compassion to help those in need. No-interest, no profit mortgage payments are also recycled back into the program to build additional houses.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes,Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, Inc. is incorporated as a tax-exempt, non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status from the I.R.S.
What is the ReStore?
The Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County ReStore is an environmentally friendly thrift store which accepts new and secondhand home improvement and construction goods. The ReStore benefits the community, allowing for the recycling of home improvement items and preventing usable material from ending up in landfills. It makes home improvements more affordable by providing community members with a source of low cost materials. Funds generated from the ReStore help to build homes in the community. To learn more, click here.
How are homeowners selected?
The Family Selection Committee chooses homeowners based on need, ability to pay the mortgage, and willingness to provide 500 hours of "sweat equity" to the Habitat program. The number of sweat equity hours required from homeownership can be achieved by a group of volunteers who are working on behalf of the homeowner. Habitat's homes are available to all who meet our family selection criteria, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.
Does Habitat for Humanity give houses to people?
Habitat does not give houses to anyone. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and material, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of partner families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses. Habitat homeowners have incomes that are typically 30-50 percent of the median income in the area.
In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor—sweat equity—into building their Habitat house and the houses of others and volunteering at other area nonprofits.